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Someck, Ronny
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Ronny Someck (Somekh), the celebrated Israeli poet, was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1951. Israel became his home in 1953. He studied Hebrew literature and Jewish philosophy at Tel Aviv University and drawing at the Avni Academy of Art. He teaches literature in high school and Hakibbutzim College, and in 2004 joined the editorial staff of Helicon, a quarterly journal of poetry.

Since the publication of his first poetry collection, Goleh (Exile), in 1976, Someck has stood in the forefront of Hebrew poetry. He often combines his poetry with music and art. He has, for ex…

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Ori Kritz, “Someck, Ronny”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0020460>
First published online: 2010

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